Special Town Board Meeting held January 26, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at the Town Hall in

Schroon Lake N.Y.


Town Supervisor: Cathy Moses

Councilpersons: Roger Friedman, Clara Phibbs, Mark Whitney and Meg


Town Clerk: Patricia Savarie

Also Present: See Attached

Supervisor Moses called the meeting to order at 3:02 P.M. with a Pledge to the Flag.






The following resolution was moved by: Councilman Friedman


WHEREAS, the Town of Schroon has received funding to complete Phase II of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Supervisor is hereby authorized to sign any and all documents relating to the project in accordance with the terms of all of the ARRA and grant requirements.


Roll Call Vote:

Cathy Moses - Aye

Roger Friedman - Aye

Clara Phibbs - Aye Contingent upon funding

Mark Whitney - Aye

Meg Wood - Aye


Resolution #77 Hiring of Town Court Security Officer

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to hire Paul Mieras for the Town Court Security Officer at the rate of $9.78 and hour. This is an unarmed position related only to security and the uniform and badge are to be worn only in court, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Resolution #78 Appointment of Youth Commission Chairperson

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to appoint Pat Savarie as Youth Commission Chairperson at $2000.00 annually, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Horseshoe Pond Dam

Supervisor Moses stated that DEC had done an inspection of Horseshoe Pond Dam and indicated that the Town of Schroon owned the dam and wanted the Town to do all improvements to the dam. Supervisor Moses has been researching it and has not found where the Town owns it. The Board will set up a workshop after proof of ownership. Supervisor Moses will send a letter to NYSDEC to have the state forward any and all documentation regarding the Town of Schroon’s ownership of the dam and to keep in mind that we wish to retain use of this dam as a potential back-up water source.

Old Sand Pit owned by Orley Swinton

Supervisor Moses stated that she had received a letter from Smith and Simon Attorneys at Law regarding the gravel rights granted the Town of Schroon by Orley Swinton in 1960, located on Charlie Hill Rd.. Supervisor Moses asked the Board if the Town has the rights to the gravel pit if they would like to relinquish those rights. The Board suggested to look at the Abstract of Title and bring it back to them at the February 8th meeting.

Councilman Whitney moved to adjourn at 3:50 p.m., seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

I, Patricia J. Savarie, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct transcript from the minutes now on file in my office and of the whole such original minutes.


Town Clerk